- South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
official_name = South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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map_caption = Location of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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South Milwaukee is a city in Milwaukee County,
Wisconsin, United States. The population was 21,256 at the 2000 census.
South Milwaukee is the headquarters of
Bucyrus International, formerly Bucyrus-Erie. Bucyrus International is known for constructing large shovels and dragline excavators, including Big Muskie, the world's largest mobile earth-moving machine. Bucyrus shovels were also used in the construction of the Panama Canal.
Within South Milwaukee's borders is Grant Park, part of the Milwaukee County Park System. Grant Park features the [http://www.county.milwaukee.gov/OakLeafTrail8289.htm Oak Leaf Bike trail] , tennis courts, a swimming beach, an 18 hole golf course and the Seven Bridges hiking Trail along the shore of Lake Michigan.
In 2005, the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center was built adjacent to the new South Milwaukee High School. This Performing Arts Center is open to the public and features a variety of entertainment.
One of South Milwaukee's most famous residents is
Reginald Lisowski, an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, The Crusher.
South Milwaukee is located at coor dms|42|54|40|N|87|51|51|W|city (42.911016, -87.864030)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.4 km²), of which, 4.8 square miles (12.4 km²) of it is land and 0.21% is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 21,256 people, 8,694 households, and 5,616 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 4,447.5 people per square mile (1,716.9/km²). There were 9,122 housing units at an average density of 1,908.6/sq mi (736.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.81% White, 1.04% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.01% of the population.
There were 8,694 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $44,197, and the median income for a family was $54,474. Males had a median income of $38,146 versus $27,121 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $20,925. About 4.5% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.
South Milwaukee is the home of various community organizations. These include the South Milwaukee
Lions Club, which provides many services to the community at large, and the South Milwaukee Junior Miss Organization, part of America's Junior Miss, which provides thousands of dollars in scholarships each year to deserving young women in the community.
* [http://www.ci.south-milwaukee.wi.us/ City of South Milwaukee]
* [http://www.sdsm.k12.wi.us/ South Milwaukee School District]
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